Careers at the Brotherhood

David Scott School - Youth Worker

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Community Development

We’re looking for a dedicated Youth Worker with relevant experience who wants to join our team at David Scott School to make a difference on a permanent full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Frankston.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. The School is an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, and sits within the organisational structure of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

The School vision is to ensure that all young people receive a high quality education that empowers them to reach their potential and equips them for a good life.

The School delivers an integrated education program to meet the literacy, numeracy, work related and personal development needs of young people (aged 15-19) in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region who are unable to participate in mainstream schooling.



Within the School’s Wellbeing and Engagement Team, the Youth Worker’s primary purpose is to support students to identify and manage psychosocial issues, including trauma, which may negatively impact their learning readiness, while also building upon their strengths to achieve learning goals.

  • Support students within the classroom to integrate, engage and connect in a personalized school program, assisting young people to meet school expectations.
  • Collaborate alongside the Teaching and Learning Team to create a safe space for students to engage with learning.
  • Provide individualised practical and restorative support to students.
  • Actively contribute to the school’s flexible and responsive multi-disciplinary team, including driving ongoing Student Support Group meetings, documented Care Plans, Review Meetings and liaising with informed key members of the young peoples’ community.

Salary will be in the range of $69,901 - $84,999 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation. 



Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in youth work, education, social services, or related discipline
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in the application of practical and restorative support to vulnerable young people.
  • Theoretical knowledge of the causes of educational disengagement and psychosocial barriers that young people experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the assessment of individual student needs and, in development of case plans, individual learning plans and appropriate interventions for young people.
  • Capacity to work effectively as part of a Care Team / Teaching and Learning Team to improve engagement, learning readiness and achievement of academic goals.



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Employee Assistance Program



BSL employees enjoy a range of development opportunities and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Craig Wotherspoon on (03) 8781 5901 for a confidential discussion.

Applicants should prepare a letter outlining your suitability for the role, supported by your resume and any relevant transcripts.

Applications close:   Monday, 05 June 2023 at 11:55pm


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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